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By Rick Scott, AIA This is part 4 of 4. Conclusions and Lessons Learned Test findings showed the difficulty of trying to achieve a very tight air barrier installation. While the resort specifications called for a very ambitious whole building air barrier performance target of 0.085 cfm/ft2 at 75 Pa, such numbers are almost meaningless

By Rick Scott, AIA This is part 3 of 4. Results of Air Barrier Testing After the test data was collected, it was analyzed to determine the air leakage rates in cubic feet of air (cfm) per square feet (ft2) of wall surface area. This analysis revealed that the building was leakier than predicted and

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By Rick Scott, AIA This is part 2 of 4. Air barrier testing was also advocated to make sure the installation was meeting the building envelope air tightness goals set by the design team. One limitation of air barrier testing is that it needs to be performed when the building envelope is substantially complete, since